Brad Offman, from Spire Philanthropy presents the case for charitable corporate partnerships: how they work and how they are changing. His conversation with Sally also delves into engaging employees, identifying assets, community investments and choosing the right partners. Resources: Spire Philanthropy: https://spirephilanthropy.com/ Corporate Partnership Conference: https://corporatepartnershipconference.ca/ Brad Offman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradoffman/ Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: www.socialimpactadvisors.ca Check out this episode!
What is social innovation? Tune in to our chat with Allyson Hewitt, McConnell Foundation Senior Fellow of Social Innovation at MaRS Discovery District. Allyson tells us about several made-in-Canada social innovations, the importance of systems thinking, and shares the business case for social innovation. Resources: MaRS Discovery District: https://www.marsdd.com/ Ashoka: https://www.ashoka.org/ Allyson Hewitt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allyson-hewitt-492a767/ Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: www.socialimpactadvisors.ca Check out this episode!
Is your organization aligned on its Point of Accountability? Recently we heard a funder’s excitement about the clear purpose, and conviction to achieve it, that a grantee had gained after working with us. In fact, the funder wanted that same clarity for themselves. It reminded us that clarity of purpose and accountability is a rare thing. We refer to this clear purpose as an organization having clarity on its point of accountability. It means there is alignment across the organization on the end result it will hold itself accountable for achieving. Organizations that are clear about their point of [...]
We are excited to welcome a new Coach to Social Impact Advisors! Brittney Patton is a skilled facilitator, with several years of experience leading and strengthening teams and individuals alike. Brittney holds a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies with a focus on Community Recreation and a Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences. She is passionate about working with marginalized populations, community development and outdoor recreation. Brittney will contribute to Social Impact Advisors’ work with Newcomers projects, supporting Local Immigration Partnerships across the country, as well as coaching Collectives to develop their Theory of Change. Alongside her [...]
Are you trying to address youth homelessness in your community? Have a listen to this episode with Bhavana Varma, CEO of the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (in Ontario). She shares the role and challenges of being the backbone organization for a collective impact project, explains the strategies they used to tackle youth homelessness in their communities, and shares advice on when to include private-sector partners in social impact projects. Resources: United Way of KFLA: Plan to End Youth Homelessness: http://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/youth/ Bhavana Varma on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavana-varma-97296413 Find out more about our work at Social [...]
In this re-run of our second episode (originally published Nov 1, 2018), we speak with Ryan Conway, Program Director at Innoweave. Innoweave is a project of the McConnell Foundation. Together they discuss the meaning and importance of direct and indirect impact in complex systems. Ryan also explains Innoweave: how it empowers community sector leaders, and how Innoweave's thinking has evolved. He also praises collaboration, explaining how coaches and consultants act as a mechanism to share issues and experiences across sectors and regions. We talk about a great example of impact strategy work at North York Community House in [...]